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Tennessee schedules double execution

By R. Neal
June 27, 2006 - From Tennessee Independent Media: Pending Double-Execution Reveals Inherent Flaws in Tennessee's Death Penalty System by Anna Thompson Nashville: In the past forty-six years, the state of Tennessee has executed only one man. Now, in one day, it plans to execute two. Both Sedley Alley and Paul Dennis Reid are scheduled to die in the early morning of June 28th and both cases reveal critical flaws in Tennessee’s broken death penalty system.

TN minimum wage update

By R. Neal
May 26, 2006 - After numerous delays over the past few weeks, it appears the Tennessee House may finally be voting on the minimum wage bill. It was scheduled for a vote yesterday in both the House and the Senate, but was postponed again until today. It now appears that the House is voting on several amendments at this moment, indicating that a vote on the bill could be imminent. More details as they emerge... UPDATE: The minimum wage increase has passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives, 52 to 43. Still waiting for a Senate vote...

Tennessee minimum wage bill scheduled for vote

By R. Neal
May 11, 2006 - The Tennessee House of Representatives will vote today on the new minimum wage law that will raise the state's minimum wage to $6.15. The bill has also cleared committees in the Senate and a vote there is expected soon. But a funny thing happened on the way to the floor for a vote. Actually, a couple of funny things. Well, not so funny, really.

Public service announcement: Boating/water safety

By R. Neal
April 18, 2006 - (Ed. note: This is cross-posted from my blog at KnoxViews.com, with apologies to Chris and the ISS and to KnoxViews readers who may have already seen it. With so many of us down here in the South who enjoy boating and other outdoor activities at our numerous lakes and rivers and seashores, I thought it was relevant.

Tennessee minimum wage update

By R. Neal
April 13, 2006 - A proposed Tennessee minimum wage increase was approved by the House Budget subcommittee. But there's a catch. According to a local newspaper report, the bill was amended to exclude restaurant workers who receive tips and part-time workers at movie theaters and "similar businesses". According to the article, Regal Cinema (based in Knoxville) had expressed concerns about the bill.

Breaking sports news...

By R. Neal
April 11, 2006 - Logan Young, the central figure in a football recruiting scandal that rocked the SEC and landed Young in jail, was found murdered at his home in Memphis.